A guide to illustrating female faces
Sketching Faces is an online, video based course that will teach you how to sketch and paint girls faces, taught by illustrator Katie Smith.
The ability to draw life like faces will help take your artwork to a new a level allowing you to dive into the world of portraiture. Experienced illustrator, Katie Smith, will teach you her very simple method for drawing beautiful faces no matter your skill level. This course starts at the very beginning and will walk you through, step by step, in clear easy to follow videos helping you learn to draw a variety of facial features, different profile views, experiment with different hairstyles, and you will learn Katie’s secrets to coloring in your sketched faces with watercolor paint.
The course includes multiple printable templates to help you practice and grow your skills and step by step guides, video tutorials and ideas and challenges to help you use your new artwork into other art forms you love. Join today if you want to take your drawing skills to the next level and begin sketching lifelike faces in your art.
Learn how the course works and why you will love using faces in your artwork.
What you need to get started and how to choose the mediums you like best.
Practice the basics of sketching faces by learning the shapes and proportions.
Learn how to add flowing hair to your faces, how hair can change the feel of a character and worksheets for practice sketching hair onto a character.
Sketching a face, front view
Learn how to put your practice to use by completing a finished face. Plus tips for adding personality to your character through emotion.
Sketching a face, profile view
Learn how to draw a profile from start to finish with multiple profile examples.
Watercolouring a face
Learn the secrets to coloring in sketched faces with Katie’s favorite medium- Watercolor! Including best tips for working with watercolor, adding details to your faces and when to work with a wet-on-wet technique vs. a wet-on-dry technique.
Faces in art journal spreads
Take a flip through Katie’s art journals and see examples of pages that include faces, and how you can work them into your design.
TEST DRIVE A LESSON FOR FREE
Not sure if sketching faces is the right course for you? Worried if your skills aren’t up to par? Will you really use girl’s faces in yourt artwork? Add your email below to receive access to a free, sample lesson from the course that will let you experience using Katie’s beautiful faces in your art and see if Sketching Faces is the right course for you.
8 lessons from illustrator, Katie, who will walk you step by step through how to draw faces from different angles, using different emotions, hairstyles and more. The lessons are detailed and easy to follow ensuring your sketching skills will grow and improve through the exercizes.
7 video lessons that will demonstrate how to draw girls faces and help you learn the basics and then how to make your sketches your own. Plus ideas on how to use your sketches in your artwork.
Tutorials, challenges and guidance that will walk you through learning this new skill and ways to continue growing your drawings to become more lifelike and more personal to your style. Plus ways to expand your faces into other art forms.
Tips, tutorials and ideas to make your faces lifelike and to improve your skills. Katie breaks down each element of drawing girls into simple steps that will allow you learn slowly and build your skills upon one another without becoming overwhelmed.
The written portions of the course are compiled into a beautiful workbook. Plus additional printable worksheets are included to help you practice face shapes, drawing, and more.
Access to the course teacher, community support and inspiration through the course hashtag #gmsketchingfaces and access to the Sketching Faces group in the Forums.
Get Messy and Art Feeds
We believe art heals. With every purchase you make through Get Messy, we give 10% to Art Feeds. Art Feeds provides free therapeutic art and creative education programs within schools and children’s organisations.
Katie Smith is an artist located the the Pacific North West of the USA. She has been drawing on anything she can get her hands on since she was a young girl. Her artwork focuses mainly on sketching girls and nature, and often works her sketches into her art journals. Katie is often asked how she sketches her unique style of faces so she’s thrilled to finally be teaching a course to share these techniques.
What format do I receive the class in?
The class will be available through this private site, along with a workbook in PDF format for you to download and print.